Target: Howard Schultz, Starbucks Chairman and CEO
Goal: Support Starbucks’ promise to stand up to Trump by hiring refugees, and demand that action be taken to follow through.
Trump supporters are boycotting Starbucks after its CEO vocally supported justice and human rights by pledging to hire thousands of refugees following Trump’s Muslim ban. Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz committed to hiring 10,000 refugees worldwide in the next five years. This was a direct response to President Trump’s unconstitutional and cruel ban on immigration — which included refugees — from seven primarily Muslim countries.
Many of those intent on boycotting the company feel that they should be hiring unemployed Americans and out of work war vets instead. They don’t seem to be taking into account that Starbucks is a global company, and the U.S. is just one of more than 75 countries included in this pledge. Additionally, in 2013, Starbucks made a similar promise to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses. Two years into that five year endeavor, the company had already made it more than halfway there. A company that promises to give back to deserving people in need, and honor human rights and integrity, should not be punished for it. Sign below to support Starbucks in its commitment to hire refugees.
Dear CEO Schultz,
Thank you for your pledge to stand by human rights by hiring 10,000 refugees over the next five years. Your willingness to stand up and speak out against President Trump’s unjust Muslim ban is an admirable commitment to doing what is right.
The ban on immigration is a prejudiced action that directly contradicts what America stands for. You have illustrated your commitment to America just as much with this pledge as with your 2013 pledge to hire veterans. I urge you to follow through, hold strong, and stand by this promise, even in the face of misguided backlash. Nothing is more important than our humanity. I fully support your promise to hire refugees and beg that you keep it.
[Your Name Here]
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